Spotify Promotes Its First “Official Comedy” App Built By Bedrocket To Prove It’s More Than Music

TechCrunch

Spotify’s scope keeps growing as it tries to attract free listeners and show it’s worth a subscription. Today it began promoting a new “Official Comedy” app built by Bedrocket and SMPapps that surfaces its best humor content. Standup performances and one-liners from Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari and more curated by the app could remind people to open Spotify when they want to laugh, not just rock.

The app was created by the aptly named Official Comedy division of Bedrocket, a media company best known for its YouTube channels. While an email I received from Spotify said the app was launched “in partnership” with Bedrocket, I’ve spoken with Spotify’s Graham James and Official Comedy’s AJ Sarcione who confirm that Spotify didn’t do anything beyond provide the content and platform as it’s done for other developers. The app was designed by SMPapps, which builds “bespoke Spotify apps,” including ShareMyPlaylists…

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